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Darbytown & New Market Roads  

Other Names: Johnsonís Farm, Fourmile Creek

Location: Henrico County

Campaign: Richmond-Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865)

Date(s): October 7, 1864

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. A. Kautz and Maj. Gen. David Birney [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: 1,750 total

Description:Responding to the loss of Fort Harrison and the increasing Federal threat against Richmond, Gen. Robert E. Lee directed an offensive against the Union far right flank on October 7. After routing the Federal cavalry from their position covering Darbytown Road, Fieldís and Hokeís divisions assaulted the main Union defensive line along New Market Road and were repulsed. Confederate Gen.  John Gregg of the Texas brigade was killed. The Federals were not dislodged, and Lee withdrew into the Richmond defenses.

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #: VA077

Preservation Priority: IV.2 (Class C)

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